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Two Delaware Department of Corrections and Parole Officers visited the students to explain training requirements and career opportunities
In this excerpt, the author discusses whether rookie officers should begin their career in a minimum unit, or at the highest and most restrictive level of security
The plan includes $5K retention and signing bonuses for personnel in the jail that has 14 of its 36 positions vacant
Corrections can be a rewarding career. You will never stop learning and every day is different
Lieutenant (Ret.) Gary Cornelius discusses steps you can take to maintain officer morale while providing quality supervision of inmates and enhancing the careers of staff.
Good training strategies make for competent employees who are in their element at work and less likely to look for greener pastures
Stop and reevaluate – you can do more than sit around and reminisce
New COs will start off earning $25 an hour this year, and up to $26.50 per hour by 2025, per the terms of a new bargaining agreement with Cuyahoga County
Part of California Men’s Colony state prison will close due to declining inmate populations
We asked Americans if they prefer COs to serve in a more “traditional” punitive and custody-focused manner or to take a more “progressive” rehabilitative approach
The fund supports the Michigan Department of Corrections’ requirement that officers earn 15 college credits within 24 months of employment
The pilot program started last year in hopes of bringing in more candidates. Candidates must still pass a physical agility test
Eliminating the post-high school education requirement was approved in an effort to grow the department’s applicant pool to counter a staffing decline
“The staff shortage is extreme and creates a dangerous cycle,” as officers are often forced to work overtime, which leads to burnout and high turnover, the union says